The city received a grant through a state program to go toward the planning costs of a reconstructed skate park in Philomath. (File photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

Philomath receives grant to move forward with skate park planning

Oregon Parks and Recreation program awards $18,000 and city budget includes match of $12,000 for the project

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department awarded the city of Philomath $18,000 through its Local Government Grant Program to assist in the planning efforts for a new skate park. The grant, matched by $12,000 in this fiscal year’s city budget, will pay for the hiring of a company familiar with…

Pirates take over the Grange Hall for an evening

A band of pirates converged upon Marys River Grange Hall on Monday evening but not to pillage and plunder. Instead, this group arrived in the mood to party with the help of organizer Yvonne McMillan…

Streetscapes estimated to begin construction in November

After more than a decade of planning, designing, holding meetings, finalizing financing and frankly, dreaming of a safer and attractive downtown, Philomath will within the next couple of months launch into the long-awaited streetscapes project. The city plans to celebrate…

Smithsonian traveling exhibition makes stop in Philomath

A Smithsonian traveling exhibition that explores the ways in which traditional knowledge of Indigenous communities and cutting-edge Western science are being applied is now available for viewing at the Philomath Museum through Nov. 26. “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared…

Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration coming Sept. 19

Folks may want to spend the next few days brushing up on their pirate lingo while coming up with a good costume. That’s because a special Talk Like a Pirate event has been organized for Monday, Sept. 19 in Philomath.…

Brad’s Blog: Thrilled to be tasting chili again

By the end of the afternoon, I’d finally had my fill of chili. But it was a fun journey. The varieties of flavors — some good, and to be honest, some not so good — were available for tasting over…

Multi-use complex in Philomath starting to come together

The construction of a three-level storage facility and a warehouse complex for light industrial tenants should see significant progress in the coming months if expected timelines remain in place. Developer Scott Lepman said the goal is for both of those…

Philomath Connection bus service to see changes

The public transportation system that serves local residents through Philomath Connection bus routes will be suspending its Saturday runs, the Corvallis Transit System announced. However, the bus service in Philomath also received good news with an expansion of its weekday…

Unique taste out of an 850-degree mud oven

Twelve, maybe 13 years ago, Janel Lajoie remembers trying wood-fired pizza at a festival and besides the delicious taste, the somewhat-unique method of preparation and interaction with people seemed like a lot of fun. “That’s been kind of in the…

City now taking applications for Philomath Citizens’ Academy

Philomath Citizens’ Academy is now taking applications for those interested in participating in the eight-session series that will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from Sept. 15 to Nov. 3, City Manager Chris Workman announced. The academy welcomes participants ages 16…

Churches join together to bring back weekly community meals

A familiar feel will return to the College United Methodist Church’s social hall beginning Sept. 6 with the launch of what organizers are calling the Philomath Community Meal. For more than two decades, the Neighbor to Neighbor Soup Kitchen operated…

Philomath High looking for new pool director, swim coach

Clemens Community Pool needs a new director and the Philomath High School swim program needs a new coach following the resignation of Daniel Mikula, Athletic Director Tony Matta said. The pool appears to be operating as usual, although it was…

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